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How Do You Catch Roseola Infantum
Roseola: Two common and closely related viruses can cause roseola: human herpesvirus (hhv) type 6 and possibly type 7. These viruses belong to the same family as the better-known herpes simplex viruses (hsv), but hhv-6 and hhv-7 do not cause the cold sores and genital herpes infections that hsv can cause.See 1 more doctor answer
Dx by Hx & exam: I don't recall ever needing or doing a "test" for roseola. It is a minor illness that is common & distinctive in its features. Most will label the process when enough features present, which often takes a few days. In a research setting, blood tests obtained at the time of first fever & 2-4 weeks later will document rise in antibody production to the virus.
Oatmeal bath: Usually the rash of roseola is not itchy - but if it seems to be - you can give her a soothing oatmeal bath - or just a slightly cooler than normal bath with 1/4 cup baking soda added to the water. If she seems really itchy and is scratching a lot, you probably need to take her back to the doctor to confirm that it is roseola and discuss medicines that are safe for her that will help the itch.
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Roseola in pregnancy: Evidence suggests that 95% of pregnant women are already immune to Roseola as a result of previous exposure as a child, and active disease in a pregnant woman is rare. In the event of new exposure in early pregnancy, increased risk of miscarriage is present. Active disease later in pregnancy increases risk of birth defects.
What do you suggest if my son has roseola infantum. Is it safe for my wife who is 20 weeks pregnant to take care of him?
Is it possible that my daughter get roseola infantum without fever before? And can I still take care of her I am 10 weeks pregnant.
Yes: When saying "catch", you would need to be more specific. As far as being a carrier, yes, they can, unless they had as a child. As far as having symptoms of it, much less likely, as it is common in children and adults have probably had it even if it was not diagnosed as such.See 1 more doctor answer
I have an active HHV-6 infection. I did not have roseola as a child. Does this make any sense? Can you catch HHV-6 from someone via sex?
Control the fever: Roseola is a common viral illness in young children that typically causes very high fever, then a rash. The best treatment is to control the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (for children 6 months and older). Encourage plenty of fluids and rest if your child seems tired. The rash is not bothersome and resolves on it's own. In general, the rash does not typically appear until the fever breaks.See 2 more doctor answers